Catch Your Breath
at SHOWTIME Night Market

Testing Grounds teams up with the Rose Street Market to bring you a night market like you’ve never seen before! Pushing the limits of what to expect – think 80s high school science fair meets classic country show, meets contemporary art fair, all packed into a craft market and turned up to maximum frequency.

There’ll be market stalls by local artisans, good music by awesome Melbourne- based DJs, delicious food (hot & cold) and top notch drinks, as well as a huge array of fun activities facilitated by contemporary artists.

Learn to play your favourite pop song on the drums, sample squid ink cocktails, get body-scanned and uploaded into a virtual world, play a trumpet made out of ice and turn an old television in to an oscilloscope (and that’s just the tip of the iceberg…).

DATE: Friday 1 March 2019 
VENUE: Testing Grounds (1 City Rd, Southbank, Melbourne)
TIME: 6:00PM – 10:00PM
Free  / All Ages / Wheelchair Accessible



Special chance to experience Catch Your Breath and meet Experimenta Make Sense artist Andrew Styan.

Through the action of bubble making and high-speed flash photography, this interactive installation results in stunning still imagery, contributing to an online database that will collect breath around Australia.

Andrew Styan is an emerging new media artist based in Newcastle (NSW), who is interested in developing strategies for shifting public engagement with the challenge of climate change.

This artwork will be on display for one night only as part of the SHOWTIME event at Testing Grounds, Friday 1 March 2019, 6-10pm.

Catch Your Breath is presented as part of Experimenta Make Sense: International Triennial of Media Art.


Showtime Night Market is a collaboration between Rose Street Market and Testing Grounds – Curated by Arie Rain Glorie. Program Partners: Experimenta and Freeplay.

If coming by train, get off at Flinders Street Station, walk over the Princes Bridge, walk behind the Arts Centre Melbourne and you’ll find us there.
If coming by car you can park at the NGV or Arts Centre Melbourne Car Park, The Ballet Centre or along Sturt St.
Entrances: Via the stairs to the Arts Centre Melbourne, From Sturt St, or via Fanning St.